It is virtually as if Mercedes is deliberately trolling BMW. Simply someday after the Munich-based model unveiled its up to date 2021 M5, the three-pointed star’s AMG efficiency arm is taking the wraps off of the revised 2021 E 63 S. Like its long-time rival, the newest iterations of Mercedes-AMG’s tremendous sedan and wagon enter the brand new mannequin yr with contemporary appears and improved tech, however principally carryover mechanical bits.
That is no sweat off of the E 63 S’s again, although, because the mannequin’s handbuilt twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-Eight engine’s 603 horses pushes the AMG sedan and wagon to 60 miles per hour in a blistering 3.Three and three.Four seconds, respectively, and on to electronically restricted high speeds of 186 and 180 mph, per Mercedes. In actuality, we anticipate the mid-size fashions to high these numbers, given we coaxed a 2018 E 63 S to 60 mph in solely 3.2 seconds. In the meantime, a heavier wagon did the deed in simply 3.Zero seconds. Not all credit score goes to the AMG E’s huge V-Eight engine, both, because the mannequin’s nine-speed computerized transmission (with a moist multi-plate clutch rather than a torque converter) and all-wheel-drive system—which features a devoted Drift Mode that routes the entire engine’s energy to the rear wheels—are equally chargeable for launching the E 63 S sedan and wagon off the road.
Drummond Jacoy, Director Total Car Growth Mercedes-AMG, mentioned the engine carried over as a result of executives are proud of its energy and traits. It’s a case of getting the suitable energy output for the automotive, not simply pure numbers. The engine is a part of the general package deal to emphasise driving functionality with exact and fast shifting for a automotive designed for each the observe and a cushty long-distance drive.
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Whereas its dynamic capabilities stay largely unchanged, the E 63 S welcomes a number of adjustments to its exterior and inside designs. Notably, the mannequin incorporates a new face that includes the styling options of the Benz-badged 2021 E-Class. This consists of new headlights and an aggressive entrance fascia with the newest AMG cues, corresponding to the combination of the sub-brand’s vertical-slat “Panamericana” grille design. A reworked rear finish for the sedan additional alters the automotive’s appears, whereas a brand new design for the usual 20-inch wheels ought to raised emphasize the E 63 S’s bulging wheel arches, which measure 1.1 inches wider than these of the run-of-the-mill E 300 sedan.
As in the remainder of the E-Class mannequin line, the 2021 E 63 S options the model’s newest infotainment system: MBUX. Alongside its commonplace 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen show, the E 63 S sports activities a brand new steering wheel design that features haptic suggestions for its touch-sensitive operative features. Moreover, the flagship AMG E-Class mannequin’s tiller consists of wheel-mounted aluminum shift paddles and a set of buttons for swapping between the automotive’s numerous drive mode features.
Neither the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S nor the 2021 BMW M5 provides significant-enough dynamic adjustments to persuade us the 2 up to date fashions threaten to change the order of high-performance mid-size luxurious automobiles. That mentioned, the E’s new styling and infotainment tech ought to make it much more compelling to take a look at and stay with.
Kudos to Mercedes for holding the wagon round, too, which supplies the E an edge over the sedan-only BMW (though it does now have the Audi RS 6 Avant to take care of). Search for the 2021 E 63 S to reach on our shores earlier than the top of the yr with pricing just like immediately’s sedan and wagon fashions, which at present begin at $108,345 and $112,745.